For the first 3 years of its existence, Best Gore looked something like THIS. Internet moved on so the old design no longer met the growing expectations, and Mark responded to it by changing the design to meet those expectations. Unsurprisingly, the response to the change was a major bitchfest. Everybody bitched and whined like little pussies that they are. Meanwhile, people got used to the new design, and most of those who had previously bitched, farted off.
Fast forward to 2016 – like before, the way the internet is used has changed, and that put pressure on us to address the usability of the website on the growing number of mobile devices. There was also the pressing need to lay off design vulnerabilities that contributed to frequent downtime during the Christmas and New Year seasons. I’m sure nobody wants to go back to the site being unresponsive, loading slowly or not loading at all. These were all issues that needed to be addressed.
But as was the case before, this change is also met with bitching and whining. I guess once you give the people the platform to bitch and whine, bitch and whine they will. It’s as if a voodoo spell was about to befall on them if they passed on the opportunity to bitch and whine. I betcha 3 years down the road, new batch of Best Gore members will wonder what the frick people were whining about in 2016, when yet newer design is introduced.
Not to mention such things as people bitching and whining about comments being too narrow on the old site, and now that we addressed it and comments are broader so they don’t end up being a column half an inch thick, they forgot all about it and bitch about other things. One could wear themselves out trying to please the crowd, yet the crowd will still bitch and whine for the sake of bitching and whining.
If you haven’t heard it yet, ProChan, our video streaming provider of 4 years, deleted all our videos. That’s over 4,000 videos published over the period. That happened without a warning and without explanation. Repeat requests for explanation were ignored.
We joined ProChan right after it launched and were the biggest website to exclusively use and promote it. But I guess we just weren’t politically correct enough now that the Canadian Jews got their panties wet trying to shut the website down.
So while addressing the performance issue, the issue with ongoing attacks against the site, the issue with vulnerabilities to prevent exploits from happening, the ProChan backstab also tasked us with having to look for an alternative. We are currently in the process of establishing a new partnership, however all the best prospects so far required installation of dubious scripts that connect back to the host site, without the means for us to know what they do with the data. Owing to our commitment to your privacy and security, that became unacceptable, so there hasn’t been significant progress in this regard.
Further challenges arose form the fact that most providers shy away from this type of content, and those who do not, have quite considerable monthly fees.
Meanwhile, we’ve tried self hosting solutions, but have been having troubles with certain underlying challenges, in particular reliable cross platform streaming, and protection of video hotlinking.
So as an unpopular necessity, the few latest posts continue to have videos streamed by ProChan from a different account. Yes, it is clear to all of us that ProChan cannot be trusted and will not be trusted, but until alternative arrangements are made, we’ll have to put up with it.
TL;DR – bitching is cheap, anyone can do it. So before you do, ask yourself what have you done to make any difference? As for videos – we’re working on it. Bear with us.